HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - It's not every day that an 11-year-old can step out on a Big 10 college football field and set a record, but that's exactly what 11-year-old township resident Tommy Marcketta did on Saturday at the annual Rutgers Scarlet-White spring football game.

Joined by 19-year-old Lamont Banks of Newark, NJ, they had the opportunity to connect on a record-setting touchdown 96-yard pass at the exhibition game.

Marcketta – a Children’s Specialized Hospital patient who was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder – and Banks – a Valerie Fund Patient at Children’s Hospital of NJ at Newark Beth Israel, diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia – spiked the ball in the end zone afterwards.

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It was the longest touchdown pass in Rutgers spring game history.

Both had the opportunity to interact with players and coaches prior to the game and received a behind the scenes tour of the Rutgers athletic facility as part of their fun-filled day.